The health benefits of tai chi

By Margo White In Health

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31st January, 2013
ACC stopped funding tai chi classes for people over 65 last year, claiming that although tai chi prevented falls, the programme wasn’t cost-effective. This confounded tai chi supporters, given the popularity and success of the programme. Still, they noted, at least ACC had helped train about 1000 instructors in “tai chi for health”, a modified form of tai chi aimed at older people, and many of them still offer classes around the country. Tai chi is a low-impact, low-risk, slow-motion exercise that connects one movement to another – colourfully named movements such as “white crane ...

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